Spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation – short film


“Would you know if someone in your care was at risk of child sexual exploitation? If you suspected that was the case, what could you do about it?”

HEE, in association with the Department of Health, and with the support and help of healthcare staff and professional membership organisations has produced a video that provides advice on identifying the signs of child sexual exploitation in vulnerable young people.

Child sexual exploitation, or CSE as it is commonly known as, is either contact or non-contact sexual abuse of children or young people. It can occur at any age and particularly around different forms or models, such as the ‘boyfriend’ model of exploitation or by organised gangs.

All professionals across the healthcare system can play their part in helping to end CSE by identifying the signs of harm and having the knowledge to provide advice to patients or alert the appropriate agencies if they have concerns.

You can view the film on the Health Education England website